The Side Kick in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with an Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Alphaviolet (bright purple) 525 Ballistic with an Dawn (grey-blue) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Alphaviolet (bright purple) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic with an Island (bright blue) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic with an Moab (oxblood red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with an Moab (oxblood red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with an Island (blue) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Coyote (tan) 525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Coyote (tan) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with Moab (oxblood red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with an Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Side Kick in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic. The Side Kick in Deep Blue Ballistic The Side Kick in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon with an Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon. The Side Kick in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with an Moab (oxblood red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Side Kick in Taiga (olive green with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with an Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Taiga (olive green with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Side Kick in Night Walk (blue-grey with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with an Tidal (faded blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Side Kick in Night Walk (blue-grey with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. Person wearing the Side Kick in Taiga cross-body.
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Side Kick

$75.00

An everyday cross-body shoulder bag that can also be used as a sling bag or waist pack.

3.0 Liters (185 cu. in.)

Constellation Ballistic/Solaris 200 Halcyon
Alphaviolet Ballistic/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Black Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Burnt Orange Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Deep Blue Ballistic/Coyote 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Ursa Ballistic/Acuity 200 Halcyon
Ursa Ballistic/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Wilderness Ballistic/Moab 200 Halcyon
Wilderness Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Black 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Aubergine Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Black 400 Halcyon/Moab 200 Halcyon
Original 400 Halcyon/Island 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Zest 200 Halcyon
Aubergine Ballistic/Fjord 200 Halcyon

Description

An everyday cross-body shoulder bag that can also be used as a sling bag or waist pack.

The Side Kick is a larger version of our Side Effect, a bag that evolved directly from user feedback (mostly from folks on our Forums). Though twice the volume, the Side Kick is still of modest size, and is overall a highly useful little bag. We’ve added more internal pockets for further organization, and we’ve nudged the O-ring placement around a bit to better match the design of our Organizer Pouches.

The main compartment of the Side Kick can fit a small water bottle, a paperback book, or even an ultralight rain shell or down vest stuffed into itself or in a Stuff Sack; this main compartment zips shut with two zipper sliders, so you can choose where the sliders end up when the bag is closed.

Inside the main compartment, the beauty of the souped-up pocketry becomes apparent: on one interior side of the Side Kick (we'll call this the “front side"—it's the side with the exterior zippered pocket) are two large open-top pockets sized to fit even the largest phones, a wallet, notebook, or a sunglasses/eyeglass case. On the other—the “back side” if you will, the side with the plain exterior—it gets even better. One large open-top organizational pocket spans the width of the Side Kick and fits 7" - 8" tablets, including the iPad Mini in the Size iPad Mini Horizontal Cache. In front of that organizational pocket are four more pockets: two small-ish pockets (that fit Lara Bars, multi-tool, hand lotion or sunscreen) and two pen/pencil pockets. Four O-rings allow you to trick out your organization even further: attach Mini, Small or Medium Organizer Pouches and/or any of our Key Strap variants to keep essentials handy and tethered safely.

The exterior of the Side Kick has a zippered pocket that spans its full width and is designed to fit your passport, a notebook, a tablet, or anything relatively flat. Inside the zippered pocket is one O-ring to which is clipped an included 8" Key Strap in Black. 

The other exterior side of the Side Kick is clean: a solid panel of fabric. Which side of the Side Kick is the "front" and which side is the "back" depends on how you wear it.

Ways to carry the Side Kick:

Shoulder/Cross-Body Bag
On either side of the Side Kick are horizontal webbing loops to which you can attach the adjustable 1" Shoulder Strap (included), made from nylon webbing and with plastic clips (but no pad). When you're not wearing the Side Kick, you can use the 1" Shoulder Strap to hang it on a coat hook or from a doorknob.
 
Waist Pack or Sling Bag
Also on the sides of the bag are unobtrusive webbing loops to which you can attach the optional 1" / 25mm Gatekeeper Waist Strap, using our now-ubiquitous Gatekeeper clips. Wear the Side Kick around your waist or hips, and you've got a sweet waist pack. Wear it cross-body with the bag on your back, and you've got a mini sling bag. Either way, it’s great for cycling, hiking, or any situation where you need your hands completely free.

Materials

Specs

Dimensions

9.6" (w) x 7.5" (h) x 2.8" (d) / 245 (w) x 190 (h) x 70 (d) mm

Weight

525d Ballistic Nylon: 9.4 oz / 267 grams
400d Halcyon®/420d nylon ripstop: 8.1 oz / 230 grams

Volume

185 cubic inches / 3.0 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)

Total O-Rings

5 (4 in the main compartment, 1 in the side pocket)

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Sewn in Seattle

Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?

Intrigued? You can find out more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.

THE BIHN Guarantee

Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business since 1972 and we stand behind what we make.

If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.

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I Wanted a Tech Organizer. I Wanted a Shoulder Bag. I Got Both

I travel a LOT and I like to travel light. I wanted a mid sized tech organizer but I also like to carry a shoulder bag while touring. The Sidekick is BOTH! Love the organization for a pretty comprehensive tech kit and it makes a great shoulder bag for my destination. Win win.

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Best side kick for EDC!

Awesome bag to carry all of your daily essentials. Internal organization is perfect for what I need.

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Perfect bag for my every day use

I've been used to wearing my Adidas Crossbody bag and I wanted a change. The Tom Bihn Side Kick had so many reviews so I really wanted to see what it was about.

I love it! The different organization sections are well thought out. And the Side Kick is big enough to carry whatever I need on a daily basis - wallet, cellphone, keys, sunglasses, face masks, etc. And after a week of using, everything comes natural to me. The O-rings are also helpful for me to put my security system key fob for easy access.

I've been recommending this bag to my friends ever since.

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Best. Bag. Ever.

I was chatting with a dear friend about bags--wrong shape, not enough pockets, etc. She showed me her Tom Bihn bag, and I was sold. Functional, nice lines, and a perfect fit for a tom boy like me.

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Sounds good, Looks good, but does it Use Good?

When I go to the gym with my gym bag, I usually take my Tom Bihn Side Effect (car & house keys, iphone, 2 x Nik Minimalist Wallets for Credit Cards & Gym Card, pack of tissues; pack on antiseptic wipes). But today I wanted to take a water bottle as well. So first I tried 3 different slings that I purchased in the last year from Alpaka, Pakt, and Bellroy (between 5 - 9 Litres). They all Sounded Good, Looked Good, but they failed the Use Good test. I just could not get everything in, in an easy and comfortable way. The slings were banana shaped, or too tight, or poorly designed. So I turned to my Side Kick, which immediately passed all three tests. It Looks Good, it Sounds Good, and it Uses Good - everything fits in, no problem, without squashing or pushing or stretching. My experience across all my many varied Tom Bihn bags is that they Use Good! They just work, no drama, no fuss. And they always seem to swallow more than they should have room for - now that is the excellence of Tom Bihn Design!

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